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>> reporter: good evening, brian. a day after new evidence that china's military is the source of thousands of cyber attacks against american business, the white house launched a new effort to protect trade secrets. cyber spying and other forms of economic espionage are a growing national security threat, much of it from china. according to a white house report released today. >> the hacker in china can acquire source code from a software company in virginia, without leaving his or her desk. >> reporter: a few keystrokes can result in the theft of designs worth billions. while china denies it engages in cyber war or other thefts of trade secrets, 16 of the 19 cases of economic espionage cited today involve china. victims included big corporate names like ford, dupont, general motors, cargo, dow chemical, boeing and motorola. and when it comes to cyber attacks, this week's revelation about unit 61398 of china's army, located in this nondescript building in shanghai, is only one example. >> this is just one part of what is a very robust military and intelligence chinese governmen
only from china, but as you point out, from the chinese military. a seven-year internet hunt zeroed in on one neighborhood in shanghai, and finally, this 12-story building, the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. whose building is it? according to a new report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it's the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's peoples liberation army. >> i think it was time to let the world know, it's actually not just from china, it's the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> reporter: among the targets of china's hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets of chinese hackers, familiar brand names like coca-cola, facebook, "the new york times," "washington post" and "wall street journal," and only today, apple. the hackers have user names like ugly gorilla and doda. according to this instructional manual from mandia, the computer s
. state-sponsored computer hacking of american companies by china. well, tonight it's the news media itself under siege, including some very big names. our report from nbc's pete williams. >> reporter: the "new york times" says hackers have been attacking its computer system for the past four months. even managing to get passwords for individual reporters. the paper says its own security experts and the fbi traced the intrusions to hackers in china who it says were employing techniques associated in the past with hackers from the chinese military. another newspaper, "the wall street journal" says it too was hit by chinese hackers who apparently wanted to monitor its china reporting. no attempt, the journal says, to steal customer data. in beijing, a spokesman for china's foreign ministry conveys any suggestion that the chinese were involved, quote, irresponsible. but "the times" says the hack attack coincided with a series of stories it posted on its website, which reported that relatives of china's prime minister had amassed a fortune worth several billion dollars through business d
, somewhere else. >> reporter: packham says all those pandas china is breeding will likely spend their lives in zoos, including here in america, since china's industrial growth has left little space for them in the wild. >> and to have them as a zoo animal, to have them only living in captivity? >> no point. >> reporter: but sarah doesn't believe that saving the panda, even in the wild, is a lost cause. >> if we truly cannot save space for giant pandas, how could we ever have hope for any of the others. if we can't save the one we profess to love the most. >> reporter: at chengdu, they're doing everything they can to save this icon of wildlife conservation. kate snow, nbc news, chengdu, china. >> provocative topic. kate snow will have more on this tonight as part of "rock center" at 10:00, 9:00 central here on nbc. we are back in a moment with a woman on a fast track to make history this weekend. ♪ >> it's "saturday night live"! >> we want to wish a very happy 95th birthday to our friend, don pardo, long-time voice of "saturday night live," still going, still unmistakable. don pardo was fi
into the summer driving season. >> reporter: what's going on? analysts say the reasons are many. china is demanding more oil every day to power its growing economy. just as opec cut some of its output. and international sanctions are reducing the amount of iranian oil on the world market. at home, refineries are shutting down from maintenance as they prepare to switch to a summer blend. then market speculation and a weaker dollar play a role. in san diego -- >> hey, i'm a waitress. come on. i'm not making 200 grand a year. >> reporter: the price at the pump can quickly add to the cost of the daily commute. a 40-mile round-trip, 22 days a month, averaging 22 mpg at $3.50 a gallon costs $140 a month. at today's average of $3.73 a gallon, $149 a month. at $4.25 a gallon, $170. and at $4.50 a gallon, $180 a month. >> we have to work, so we keep coming to work every day. but you have to put gas in your car to come to work. >> reporter: 43 cents in a month. the national average, $3.73 right now. and the experts are saying they don't think that we will get over $4 a gallon for a national aver
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